How we work

As a party, we believe strongly in democracy, and this is reflected in our organisational structures. Our three main decision-making committees are elected by our members.

Members can also join party organisations, which are groups of like-minded people who share a particular interest or identity.

Federal Board

Chair: TBC

The Federal Board (FB) will provide a strategic direction for the Party, using the Leader's strategy as a base and scrutinising this where required. In providing this strategic direction, the Federal Board will also monitor the work of the other Federal Committees.


Federal Executive

Chair: Sal Brinton

Federal Executive (FE) is the governing body of the Federal Party, soon to be superseded by the Federal Board. It is responsible for directing, co-ordinating, and implementing the work of the Federal Party.


Federal Policy Committee

Chair: Tim Farron MP

The Federal Policy Committee (FPC) is responsible for the party's policy-making process and for commissioning research and development, from which it creates policy papers for debate by Conference.


Federal Conference Committee 

Chair: Andrew Wiseman

The Federal Conference Committee (FCC) is responsible for staging Federal Conference – where party members have the chance to decide on party policy. 


Federal International Relations Committee

Chair: TBC

The Federal International Relations Committee (FIRC) manages the Party’s relationships with sister parties internationally, and oversees the organisation and provision of training for sister parties outside the UK.


Specified Associated Organisations

Specified Associated Organisations (SAOs) are groups of party members that share, or support, a particular identity. SAOs are approved by the Federal Executive and are entitled to submit motions to Conference.


Associated Organisations

Associated Organisations (AOs) are groups of party members that share a particular belief, interest or cause. AOs are approved by the Federal Executive.


English Council Executive

Chair: Steve Jarvis

The governing body of the English Liberal Democrats, or ‘English Party’, is the English Council, which meets twice a year. It is made up of representatives of all the 11 English Regional Parties, who are elected at their regional conferences.


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